On July 16, 2021, a U.S. federal court in Texas ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful. Here's what you need to know about the Texas v. US decision:
- 1) Judge Hanen found the DACA program to be unlawful, but DACA renewals and advance parole for DACA recipients may continue for now.
- 2) The government can continue accepting new, first-time DACA applications but cannot process or approve them.
- 3) When the Texas v. US decision goes to the Supreme Court (which will take many months or years) it could affect the availability of DACA renewals and advance parole for DACA recipients in the future.
For more information about the Texas v. US decision, check out these helpful resources: National Immigration Law Center (NILC) Responds to Texas Federal Court Ruling on DACA: https://www.nilc.org/2021/07/16/nilc-responds-to-tx-us-court-ruling-on-daca/?mc_cid=45c1a8d14c&mc_eid=fda9af59db National Immigration Law Center (NILC) Frequently Asked Questions about DACA: https://immigrantjustice.org/know-your-rights/frequently-asked-questions-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca?utm_source=daca_hanen_supporters&utm_medium=email&utm_content=image&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=ca12260c-7d41-41d2-984a-f153ff773371 Top 5 Things to know about the Texas case on DACA, from United We Dream: https://unitedwedream.org/2021/07/top-5-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-texas-case-on-daca/ Facebook Live discussion broadcast by the Dreamer Fund and featuring immigration attorney and USF Law Professor Bill Hing, for an in-depth discussion of the Texas v. US decision and information about the impact of this court decision over the long term: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=507362010533841&ref=watch_permalink